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AutoPal: rent unique cars from local hosts in Budapest

AutoPal: rent unique cars from local hosts in Budapest

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AutoPal, a peer-to-peer car-sharing startup in Budapest connects travelers with local hosts and allows them to rent from private owners. You may even make a friend in the process!

The idea behind peer-to-peer car-sharing is similar to Airbnb. Car owners can list their cars on the platform and rent them out when they don’t need them. People who are looking to rent a car can book one more conveniently at a more affordable price. Car-sharing is gaining popularity all across the world, and despite the lack of its visibility, peer-to-peer is the most popular of all types of car-sharing with more than 350,000 cars shared amongst more than 7 million users in Europe alone.

Find your match!

Unlike traditional car rental services, AutoPal allows you to choose specific cars instead of categories. Are you planning a trip to the Balaton with your better half? Get an old-timer convertible. Do you want to take the kids for a hike next weekend? Let them choose their favorite car. Do you like purple? Get a purple car. Pick the car that matches your plans.

Booking only takes a few clicks. After a quick registration, you can send booking requests to multiple owners at once and wait for their approval. The most active owners respond within 30 minutes. Once your booking is confirmed, you will meet the owner in person. Cars are located all across the city. If you are lucky, you can even rent your neighbor’s car. Some owners even offer delivery for an extra fee. Pick up and returns can occur at all times, night or day, weekdays or weekends as agreed with the owner.

Safe and convenient

Booking with AutoPal is secure and transparent. Payments are done online and all major credit or debit cards are accepted. There are no hidden costs and all cars are fully insured free of extra charge.

Besides the variety of cars and the convenience, AutoPal also allows you to meet locals. They can not only give you insider information on the car, but perhaps you can also get some authentic recommendations for the best spots to visit during your trip.

We rented the car for a month. Emánuel was really helpful as we were new to Budapest. … During the rental time, we stayed in touch and he gave us good advice … . His car worked perfectly and it was very comfortable for a family of 4.” – S. Francois.

So the next time you need to rent a car in Budapest, make sure to check out AutoPal at for a better car rental experience and for some friendly faces.

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